Advantage of bootcamp w/Parallel 7/Fusion

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by iFalcon, Jan 14, 2012.

  1. iFalcon macrumors regular

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    #1
    What is the advantage of installing Parallel/Fusion with it using a bootcamp partition vs just installing Parallel 7 and installing Windows in it?

    Thanks.
     
  2. MacDawg macrumors P6

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    The advantage is you can boot natively if you so choose
    Usually for gaming

    I haven't bootcamped for a long time
    I just run Win7 in Fusion when I need to and works great

    Bootcamp is a hassle I don't need
     
  3. balamw Moderator

    balamw

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    Native access to the hardware gives you more speed under Boot Camp.

    Note: they are not mutually exclusive. You can install Boot Camp and run that same install under Parallels/VMWare.

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  4. Mikesus macrumors 6502

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    Another difference.

    With bootcamp you are creating a hard partition that ties up that amount of the drive. In a VM you really don't tie it up until its used.
     

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